Sunday, January 1, 2012

NYE 2011 {Kid Edition}

Since having kids, our New Year's Eve plan has been
to get the kids down to bed as quickly and early as possible
so we can enjoy some grown-up time before the ball drops. 

This year we took a different approach.
Since our kids (+ friends) are getting older
(ages two to seven years old, plus a 10 day old sweet baby girl)
we thought they might get a kick out of enjoying some festivities
before 2011 drew to a close. 

(And really, as usual, most of the credit should go to Pinterest.)

Our plan included:

kid-friendly food... 
and of course a healthy assortment of fruits and veggies.

...and drinks
{kid "wine" + plastic dollar store wine glasses}

craft time...

The kids did a great job on these and we were impressed that the craft held their attention for a good 30 minutes. 

They came up with some great goals for 2012, 
including learning to ride a bike without training wheels (Ella, age 5) 
and learning to Rollerblade (Gibson, age 7). 
The littlest ones in the group are hoping to stop screaming (Mady, age 2) 
and go potty in the big boy potty (Ty, age 2 1/2)
...OK, maybe those last two are their Mom and Dad's goals.

daddy wrestling...

...and party games

Happy New Year!
How did you ring in 2012?


  1. Wow, this looks like so much fun! How wonderful to put so much thought into activities for the little ones.

    We had dinner with friends. Then, sadly, the remainder of my night was spent in the ER with a cousin who was taken ill. Hopefully better days ahead for her.

    Happy New Year - looks like it's off to a great start for you and yours!

  2. Looks like you had a fun NYE! Happy New Year!

  3. It's linky party time again! This post would be great at it if you wanna share it! Here is the link!

  4. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

  5. What a great way to teach little ones about the importance of goals! And the goal to stop screaming was awesome! So glad you linked up at Overflowing with Creativity!!! See you this Wednesday!

    XO, Aimee


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